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Needs Assessment. Authors Stefanie Stockton Kristen Schmidt Melissa Browne EDUC. 533, Dr. Pyatt. Innovation Need Needs assessment rationale.

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Needs assessment

Needs Assessment

Authors

Stefanie Stockton Kristen Schmidt Melissa Browne

EDUC. 533, Dr. Pyatt


Innovation need needs assessment rationale

Innovation NeedNeeds assessment rationale

As part of the new Washington State Math Standards, second grade teachers are now responsible for introducing how to tell time and teaching it to mastery.

The innovation model was selected to help support teachers in the Cheney School District teach this new standard effectively.


Curriculum support materials

Curriculum Support Materials

Teachers will be provided with supplemental materials in addition to the adopted curriculum. This will assist teachers in meeting the new standard of telling time.

Suggested support materials:

Student clocks

Teacher stipend for purchasing manipulatives and on-line math website subscriptions

Hands-on games and activities

District purchased daily calendar program: Every Day Counts


Instructional and training needs

Instructional and Training Needs

Training for second grade teachers

  • District-wide in-service classes required

    • Training on using current adopted core curriculum

    • Training on using newly adopted supplemental materials

      (Every Day Counts calendar program)

  • Collaboration time allotted for second grade teachers at

    each site

  • District-wide end of year second grade math assessment

    Training for first and third grade teachers to help support standard

  • Collaboration time allotted for first, second, and third grade teachers at each site to meet together

  • District-wide in-service classes required

    • Training on using current adopted core curriculum

    • Training on using newly adopted supplemental materials (Every Day Counts calendar program)


Non instructional needs

Non-Instructional Needs

Lack of resources at home to practice telling time

  • Computers

  • Clocks

  • Practice activities

    Lack of parent involvement and understanding of mastery level requirement at second grade

  • Math night for parents

  • Newsletters

  • Activities sent home

    Funding for teacher stipend

  • On-line subscriptions to time practice web-sites

  • Funds for additional manipulatives and games


Learning environment relevant characteristics of the cheney school district

Learning EnvironmentRelevant characteristics of the Cheney School District*

New curriculum will be needed for every teacher

  • Entire supplemental package for each second grade teacher

  • Every Day Counts calendar program for all 37 grade band teachers

    Cheney School District employs 37 teachers who will need training

  • 12 first grade teachers

  • 13 second grade teachers

  • 12 third grade teachers

    Approximately 23% of second grade

    teachers have been teaching five years or less

* Data from www.cheneysd.org school report card, 2007-2008 school year.


Student characteristics relevant characteristics of the cheney school district

Student CharacteristicsRelevant characteristics of the Cheney School District*

48% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch

15.4% of students qualify for special education

1.7% of students are transitional bilingual

Washington Assessment of Student Learning Data

  • 78.3% of third graders passed the math WASL

  • By tenth grade math scores drop significantly to 61.8% passing

* Data from www.cheneysd.org school report card, 2007-2008 school year.


Technology support

Technology Support

March 2009 levy was passed by voters resulting in…

  • Document cameras in every classroom

  • New computer labs in all schools

  • Math software purchased in recent math curriculum adoption


Time is running out

Time is running out!

Help support 2nd graders learn the new Washington State Math Standards for telling time


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